If you are planning a winter engagement session, or getting married around Christmas time, I recommend visiting the streets of downtown Orillia. We could start your Orillia engagement photography at the boardwalk along Lake Couchiching. A romantic walk by the water, stopping to feed the seagulls (only healthy treats, please!) and taking in the local scenery offers plenty of variety for your portrait session. At night, the lamp posts are lit with white mini lights that twinkle from the waterfront all the way up the main street, which is lined with antique shops. Lets stop to warm up, then proceed with a hot chocolate in-hand. For anyone looking to combine some natural backgrounds with a bit of urban flair, this might be your perfect destination!
Dog-Friendly? Yes, except on beach sand or inside shops.
Best Season to Visit: Year-round, however twinkle lights are only available in early winter. Sandy beach is best visited in summer.
Privacy Level? Low. Boardwalk area is very busy with children playing and people walking dogs along the waterfront, especially in the summertime. The area is considerably less populated during the winter months, however never void of people. Location has high visibility from the street.
Permit Required? No.
Parking Fee? No, if parking by the waterfront in a designated lot.